Saturday’s 38-7 defeat of the then-No. 13 Wisconsin Badgers was as impressive of a performance for the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes as we have seen this season, and while it was undoubtedly a full-team effort, the two Buckeyes that wear the No. 2 especially shined.
On defense, junior defensive end Chase Young had a historic day, tying the school records of tackles for loss and sacks in a game with five and four respectively. He also became only the second Buckeye in program history to have two seasons with 10 or more sacks, and he is currently just a half sack behind Vernon Gholston’s single-season sack record of 14.
For his efforts, Young was named the Big Ten’s Defensive Player of the Week.
On the other side of the ball, junior running back J.K. Dobbins had a similarly historic outing, becoming the first Ohio State player to ever rush for 1,000 yards as a freshman, sophomore, and junior.
For the game, he rushed for 163 yards on 20 carries and two scores against what at the time had been the best rushing defense in the country. Dobbins also added three receptions for 58 yards.
Deservedly so, Dobbins was also named the B1G’s Player of the Week for the offense.
Congrats to both No. 2s on the well earned honors.
Additionally, Penn State punter Blake Gillikin was named the conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week, and PSU’s Jayson Oweh and Rutgers’ Johnny Langan were honored as the B1G Co-Freshmen of the Week as well.